Katende Abdul-Fattah

Country: Uganda Language: English, Arabic, Swahili
Organizations: Makerere University
Expertise: Peacebuilding Focus area: Academic Religious affiliation: Islam

Lecturer, Dept. of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University, Coordinator, Center for Intercultural Studies and Globalisation Makerere University

Katende Abdul-Fattah from Uganda has been a lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies at Makerere University for the last 28 years. He offers lectures in the areas of Islamic Theology, Peace Studies and Inter-religious Dialogue. He is also the Coordinator of the Centre for Inter-cultural Studies and Globalisation and the Patron of Makerere University’s Muslim Students’ Association (MUMSA). He has 20 years’ experience in interreligious dialogue and has written and attended many workshops and conferences on the topic in different parts of the world. He is a regular presenter and facilitator at interreligious workshops in the Great Lakes Region. He is a member of several interreligious and intercultural organizations. He has also played an integral role in the founding of numerous Peace Clubs in secondary schools throughout Uganda. His interests include service to humanity, interacting with people of different religions and cultures, watching football and travelling. His motto is “May Peace Prevail on Earth”.

Fellows Project: Makerere University Training of Trainers on Interreligious Dialogue

Abdul Fattah‘s project was carried out at Makerere University with support from KAICIID and the Nile Dialogue Platform in Kampala, Uganda. It was intended to train and equip 30 Makerere University Religious Studies students who had just completed their studies with the necessary knowledge and skills to become trainers and facilitators of Interreligious Dialogue.

The project was conceived after the KAICIID International Fellows Programme’s first training. Abdul-Fattah felt encouraged by KAICIID to design and develop a project that would respond to his country’s specific needs. Without his participation in KIFP, he says, this project would not have been implemented.